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Jul 16, 2014, 10:55 ET

Infants with a clear hand preference show advanced language ability as toddlers, FIU study finds

 Infants who exhibit a consistent right hand preference are more likely to develop advanced language skills by age two, according to a study by...

Jun 26, 2014, 15:22 ET

Accents, hesitation put Hispanics at a disadvantage when questioned, FIU study finds

Non-native English-speaking Hispanics may be viewed as lying more often when being questioned than native-speakers, according to a study by Florida...

Jun 17, 2014, 11:38 ET

Cuban Americans favor a more nuanced policy toward the island

A Florida International University poll released today indicates that Cuban Americans in Miami would welcome changes in U.S. relations with Cuba,...

Jun 12, 2014, 11:24 ET

FIU study reveals tie between mothers with ADHD and children with ADHD or autism

An FIU study led by psychologist Erica D. Musser breaks new ground in the understanding of the link between parents with attention deficit...

Jun 05, 2014, 13:19 ET

Media coverage of terrorist attacks may put children at risk for PTSD

Children exposed to large amounts of media coverage following a terrorist attack can develop serious mental health difficulties, regardless of...

May 14, 2014, 13:26 ET

Wall of Wind takes national stage in disaster mitigation

 Florida International University's one-of-a-kind hurricane simulator, the 12-fan Wall of Wind (WoW), takes the national stage this week as a...

May 12, 2014, 12:49 ET

Sleep-deprived teens are at greater risk for health and behavioral problems, according to FIU study

Adolescents who get six hours of sleep or less may face health and behavior issues, particularly those who get five hours of sleep per night on a...

Apr 24, 2014, 12:24 ET

Child's play: math program has dramatic results among preschoolers

FIU College of Education Professor Charles Bleiker has developed a program based on 15 simple activities—or games—that appears to boost...

Apr 15, 2014, 15:44 ET

Scientists say long-term predictions for Miami sea level rise could come soon

Miami could know as early as 2020 how high sea levels will rise into the next century, according to a team of international researchers including...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:56 ET

Combination of treatments could lead to lower and safer doses of medication in children with ADHD

Balancing a low dose of behavior therapy with a low dose of medication may be the key to helping children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity...

Jan 23, 2014, 10:23 ET

Origami technology: new possibilities for the military

 FIU researchers are using technology and principles derived from the traditional Japanese art of origami to create remarkably compact and...

Dec 11, 2013, 12:21 ET

High-flying performers to train and live on FIU's campus

Partnership win-win for university, Royal Caribbean  FIU and Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. have signed an agreement to build a unique new...

Nov 22, 2013, 14:21 ET

Researchers link sleep deprivation with criminal behavior among adolescents

 Lack of sleep can contribute to delinquent behavior by adolescents, according to an FIU study. Researchers have...

Nov 14, 2013, 11:38 ET

FIU Researcher Advances Retinal Implant That Could Restore Sight For The Blind

 People who went blind as a result of certain diseases or injuries may have renewed hope of seeing again thanks to a retinal implant developed...

Oct 17, 2013, 10:23 ET

Interrogations can lead to false confessions by juveniles, study finds

Juveniles may be particularly vulnerable to falsely admitting guilt, according to a study led by Florida International University psychologist...

Oct 16, 2013, 14:20 ET

New ovarian cancer treatment succeeds in the lab

In a study to be published today in Scientific Reports, researchers from the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine...

Oct 08, 2013, 12:02 ET

FIU nursing study: When a baby dies, parents' health could be at risk

 Approximately one third of parents who experience the death of an infant go on to suffer from clinical depression or clinical post-traumatic...

Oct 01, 2013, 12:06 ET

FIU to develop technology to fix and build bridges -- fast

The U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded FIU a $1.4 million grant to work on one of the nation's leading challenges—deteriorating...

Sep 25, 2013, 12:12 ET

A gift of love: His and hers health colleges

$10M names Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing and Health Sciences FIU's Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine has a new companion, the Nicole...

Sep 18, 2013, 10:00 ET

Under the Atlantic, Aquarius Reef Base offers a window on the ocean and space

 Aquarius Reef Base – the world's only undersea research lab – has come back to life under the auspices of Florida International...

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